Don Hendry, 88

Don Eldon Hendry, 88, of rural Andrews, died at 8:19 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at his home. 

He was born July 16, 1930, in Rochester, to Floyd B. and Ethel A. (Conner) Hendry.

Don was a Marine Corps veteran during the Korean Conflict.  He first married Deloris J. Teagarden in 1947 and she died July 1973. He then married Alice (Carrouthers) Leland, at the Dora Christian Church, on Jan. 25, 1975. She died July 5, 2011.  He retired from Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo in 1980 after 30 years and was the founder of the Peacepipe Camp and Bait Shop near Salamonie Reservoir. He was a member of the Dora Christian Church and a life member of the Wabash VFW Post 286 Auxiliary.  Don enjoyed carving and especially fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Steve (Cheryl) Hendry of Colorado, and Scott (Julie) Hendry of rural Andrews; three step-children, Jeffrey (Dixie) Leland of Andrews, Tammy (Lynn) Lake and Rhonda (Danny) King, both of Wabash; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Laverne (Bob) Sonafrank of Mount Vernon, and Deloris Brown of Elkhart. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Arnold Hendry, and three grandchildren, Brad Creasey, Kristy Wilhelm, and Lisa Creasey.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Mark Wisniewski, minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery. 

Friends may call 4-7p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Don may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Feb 22